Pleurothallis ignota Luer 2003 SUBGENUS Effusae Luer 2000

Photo by S Manning and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

TYPE Drawing

TYPE Drawing by Carl Luer

Common Name The Unknown Pleurothallis [refers to its unknown locational status

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found without locational data as a mini-miniature sized, caespitose epiphyte? with slender, erect ramicauls enveloped by 3 spotted, tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, dark green and lightly speckled with purple above, deep purple beneath, from coalescing spots, rigid, thickly coriaceous, thicker centrally with the margins thinner, broadly ovate to suborbicular, broadly obtuse, rounded and abruptly contracted below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms on an erect, arising from a node below the abscission layer, peduncle, 1.2" [3 cm] long, rachis 1.2 to .16" [3 to 4 cm] long, loose, simultaneously few to several flowered inflorescence with oblique, spotted with purple, shorter than the pedicel floral bracts.

"Superficially similar to P seriata but characterized by a caespitose habit, loose, spotted sheaths of the ramicauls, ramicauls about as long as the leaf, suborbicular, rigid, lens shaped leaf that are spotted on the dorsum and dark purple beneath and a loose, several flowered raceme. The dorsal sepal and the synsepal are obovate, the petals are truncate and the lip has a thick, dark purple, rounded apex." Luer 2003

Synonyms Pabstiella ignota (Luer) Karremans 2016; Specklinia ignota (Luer) Luer 2004

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ;

*Revista de la Sociedad Boliviana de Botanica 4[3]: 3-24 Luer 2003 drawing fide;

Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVI Pleurothallis subgenus Acianthera and Three Allied subgenera, A Second Century of new Species of Stelis of Ecuador, Epibator, Ophidion and Zootrophion Luer 2004as Specklinia ignota;

Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXIX A Third Century of Stelis of Ecuador Systmatics of Apoda-Prorepentia Luer 2007 as syn to Effusiella nonresupinata;

Phytotaxa 272: 28 Karremans 2016 as Pabstiella ignota;